The US in 2020: this image gallery showcases some of the key symbols and people that will make the United States of America a shining beacon of free enterprise, quality SUVs and color-coordinated assault rifles by the end of this decade. (To view the images in large size, click on them in sequence; to return to this article, refresh the page).


AMERICA 2020: TEA PARTY JUBILEE IN GOD’S COUNTRY


The upcoming US midterm elections have done got me a’ponderin the gosh darn wholesome impact of faith-based politics on this unregenerate, profane, pagan, carnal, unchurched, sacrilegious, secular humanist society – and the importance of winning the Culture Wars to defeat the reprobate bleeding-heart socialist prochoice transgendered liberal environmentalist welfare bums, for the sake of our grandchildren’s offshore oil rights. Clearly, a victory for the heroic Tea Party and its crusading supporters is the only hope for a truly godly, righteous, prosperous, and combat-ready America.


Renowned historian and cinematic visionary Dinesh D’Souza put it best, in a statement issued after his unjust trial for violating federal campaign finance laws: “Baruch Hussein Osama is single-handedly responsible for socialized health care, same-sex marriage, medicinal marijuana, climate change protests, free handouts for immigrant brats, feminist commies stealing our jobs, legalized mandatory tree-hugging, uppity poor people, impotent billionaires, incompetent twerking, premature ejaculation, Justin Bieber’s crime spree, male pattern baldness, Dan Brown’s otherwise inexplicable popularity, dandruff, Lady Gaga’s headgear, free U2 albums, the heartbreak of psoriasis, walking while black, bad Spiderman sequels, making Republicans look like incurable cretins, and deliberately not invading IRAAAAAAAAQ!!!”


After choking, catching his breath, counting to three, muttering a Hail Mary, and popping several valiums, D’Souza concluded: “Is there no end to this dangerous demagogue’s damnable duplicity, delinquency, depravity, deviancy, declivity, derangement, and deliberate disestablishmentarianism? Americans must stop this unpatriotic gun-grabbing undercover Muslim Zionist Freemason Rastafarian Rosicrucian Nazi Evolutionist Trotskyite’s New World Order Illuminati Rotarian AntiChrist agenda in November. Vote Republican! Vote Ayn Rand! Vote often!”


A hearty Amen to dat, brotha Dinesh – and good luck appealing your conviction. If Teavangelicals can gain enough power on November 4, what might the good ol’ USA look like by the end of the decade? The video galleries below provide some educated speculation regarding the key forces that promise to reshape this great nation’s destiny. But first, as a public service, I present the following modest proposal: America as seen through 2020 vision.


– 2014 –


The resounding Congressional and Senate victories of the Republican Party in the November elections stunned many observers, but veteran electoral strategist and GQ model Dick Cheney attributed the triumph to repeated broadcasts of Ann Coulter’s wildly popular ‘But But / But But / But But / But Benghazi’ music video in the final days of the campaign. Following the elections, there was a major confrontation with Barack Obama, triggered by a Paul Ryan press statement: “The president’s choice of a very loud rainbow plaid dinner jacket, fishnet stockings, and goth lipstick for his State of the Union address is clearly an endorsement of gay marriage.” As allegations of rampant electoral fraud began to surface, the Republicans engineered a government shutdown that lasted till Christmas Eve. Boxing Week sales of AK-47s broke all-time records.


– 2015 –


Patriot icon Cliven Bundy’s well-regulated militia, the Armchair Minutemen Brigade, seized control of the White House on New Year’s Day. However, one of their bazookas backfired, setting fire to Bundy’s latest Welfare check, which in turn ignited Phil Robertson’s beard. The insurrectionists panicked and scattered. As the Oval Office caught fire, Barack Obama was escorted by armed personnel to a bunker in the Pentagon for his protection. A few hours after the fire was fully extinguished, the president mysteriously resigned. New president Joe Biden spent several months attempting to prevent the scrapping of Obamacare; it was finally repealed in September, a move that was gleefully hailed by Rick Perry as “the last gasp of the socialist cobra”. Congress approved 10-Tier Trickle-Down Medicare, and then declared Martial Law. The following day, a virulent new STD called Huckabee’s Revenge was unleashed.


– 2016 –


Early in the year, Michelle Obama declared her intention to run for president; shortly after, James Son of Dob (aka The Lord’s Anointed) announced his own candidacy. The Focus On The Fetus founder told CNN he was still annoyed that Jerry Falwell had gotten all the babes during the Reagan/Bush years, and now it was his turn. When the Left Behind plagiarism scandal forced Kirk Cameron out of the GOP leadership race, the Dobster consulted a talking donkey and picked senator Ted Cruz as his running mate. He then sold his Halliburton shares, and bought the Republican Party as a wedding present for his new wife, Sarah Palin.


Renaming the GOP the Kristian Kapitalist Knights, he set to work. With the help of a Duck Dynasty giveaway of 100 million Chick-fil-A jalapeno sandwiches, a Raytheon Tomahawk missile raffle, and a viral YouTube video of Pat Robertson & Britney Spears rapping the 10 Commandments, the Dobmeister managed to sway the polls in the KKK’s direction. His coup de grace was getting W Bush to plant a typo on all ballots, spelling the Democratic candidate’s name ‘Osama’. Fortunately for the Dobster, enough right-wing Christians could actually spell, and took the error as a supernatural warning from God. The KKK was elected in a landslide,


– 2017 –


Son of Dob was inaugurated in January. Dobby and Sarah then went on a belated honeymoon in Las Vegas; but the new president died in a mysterious slot machine explosion. The vice president took power – and soon after, married the president’s widow in the Fred Phelps Memorial Chapel. At first, disgruntled Democrats demanded to see the new president’s birth certificate; however, upon learning that he was born in Canada, they decided he was sufficiently American. Shortly after, President Cruz invaded and annexed Canada, selling the water rights to Nestle; Emperor Harper was allowed to stay on as ruler of a small caliphate in the Alberta tar sands.


Cruz then fired all members of Congress, replacing them with the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders; the Senate was replaced by the Rockettes. Glenn Beck was appointed Secretary of State; the Pentagon’s top brass were replaced with Dow Chemical CEOs; National Rifle Association leaders were put in charge of the FBI; Rush Limbaugh was the new Minister of Defense; the Koch Brothers took over the Treasury Department; Phyllis Schlafly was chosen as chair of the Women’s Health Tribunal; Jack Van Impe was appointed head of the Weather Prediction Bureau; Terry ‘Burn-a-Koran-a-Day’ Jones was put in charge of the Library of Congress; and George Zimmerman headed the new Racial Sensitivity Training Program in Ferguson, Missouri. Churches were designated as re-education camps, and dissenting pastors were lobotomized. All the gold bullion in Fort Knox was donated to Lockheed Martin, and the White House was renamed Westboro Baptist Cathedral.


– 2018 –


During a climate change protest, Ralph Nader, Noam Chomsky and Michael Moore were mysteriously assassinated; their funerals were picketed by the Southern Baptist Convention, and their bodies were confiscated by the CIA for medical experiments. Elections were abolished soon afterward. Medicare was replaced by WhoDaFokCares? – a TV reality show featuring uninsured disease victims competing for hospital beds and painkillers. AIDS victims were given anti-gay aversion therapy utilizing mutilated Tinky Winky dolls. Vending machines offering automatic rifles and bulletproof blankets were put in all the high schools as part of the Peace & Safety campaign. Once the KKK’s Reagan Memorial Family Values Program was fully implemented, thousands of dissidents were rounded up into football stadiums, and disappeared soon after. United Nations headquarters was mysteriously destroyed in a huge explosion.


– 2019 –


With the atomic energy program fully revived, all remaining environmentalists were ordered to store nuclear waste in their basements. Those who refused to comply were given federally-approved waterboarding baptisms, and their bodies were used as fertilizer for the myriad tobacco fields that replaced most of the national parks. The Grand Canyon was turned into a mass grave for all women known to have had abortions, and then paved over to make way for the New Jerusalem Theme Park. Welfare and Social Security were scrapped, and the poor and elderly were herded into Hobby Lobby factories to mass-produce ‘What Would Jesus Do?’ smile buttons – which were declared mandatory wearing apparel for all loyal citizens. The Patriot Act replaced the Bible in the nation’s courtrooms.


– 2020–


On New Year’s Day, President Cruz announced the month-long Tea Party Jubilee. He unveiled the Statue of Limitations at the Pentagon, and proclaimed that the country had been renamed the Republican Confederacy of America. Upon learning that his wife had once seen Russia from her RV on the way to her rifle range in Alaska, the president put her in charge of foreign policy. Commissar Palin immediately authorized production of the John Birch Happy Meal Missile. The first nation to be nuked was Switzerland: being small, compact, neutral and dang foreign, it was ideal for target practice. The KKK then changed its name to the Supreme Priestly Junta. Under the Romney/Bachmann Monetary Plan, the Junta revived Confederate States currency, and required all of the country’s bank presidents to have their urine samples personally tested and approved by Donald Trump.


The coronation of Imperial Wizard Rafael Edward Cruz was honored across the land with a chorus of Duck Commander fanfares. Walmart managers at the Rio Grande threw celebratory grenades at a boat full of children attempting to cross the border from Mexico. Dozens of truck drivers sponsored by the 700 Club drove diesels through the nation’s Yellowstone Memorial Tree Farms, jubilantly rolling coal as they sang God Bless America. Open Carry Texas members triumphantly paraded through the Capital, ending at the Washington Monument, where they formed a firing squad and executed the leaders of Moms Demand Action. The joyous finale featured the beheading of Barack and Michelle Obama – broadcast live on Fox News, as Ted Nugent poignantly sang We Shall Overcome.


And verily at long last, this great land of ours was indeed God’s Country – for the Good Lord Himself, through His humble servant leader Wizard Cruz, had finally been anointed as America’s Ruling Patriarch, Almighty Priest, Holy King, Brigadier General, and Supreme Commander-In-Chief. Hot damn, dude!


THE TEAPUBLICAN GOSPEL
Tea Party Origins
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNoiqigl2qQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LObzTMF36K4
Bankrolling the Tea Party
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLydHWUKrbc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mxzgi2O1zLY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YnXCCuGs00
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnm0f6Zwhd0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSbUD2-BbtY
Tea Party America
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CloAY5gJb14
Tea Party Hate
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xb_yqcxiVlY
Teavangelicals
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVZfpZXS6VQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2k99t4O9dIw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqFvmKv984E
The American Taliban
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGAvwSp86hY
Pastor Cruz & the Anointed Transfer of Wealth
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNa5w9js48s
Teavangelical JAYzuss-uh
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7ocdAIXrUU
http://www.forwardprogressives.com/so-i-wondered-to-myself-what-might-republican-jesus-say-at-a-conservative-rally/
http://www.forwardprogressives.com/five-key-christian-values-and-how-republicans-dont-represent-any-of-them/
http://www.thegodarticle.com/faith/10-political-things-you-cant-do-while-following-jesus
http://www.thechristianleftblog.org/tcl-blog/wasnt-jesus-a-liberal1
http://www.forwardprogressives.com/the-republican-ten-commandments/
The Religious Wrong
http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/conscience-realist/2012/aug/13/frank-schaeffer-how-religious-right-went-wrong/
Gospel of Bondage
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GUiGz_6Y7g


BLING GOES BETTER WITH KOCH
Citizen Koch
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJvM-rKmDZY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gY4kJlIkjqw
Uncloaking the Kochs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccTrI4tU7oY
http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/peter-fenn/2011/02/02/tea-party-funding-koch-brothers-emerge-from-anonymity
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brendan-demelle/study-confirms-tea-party-_b_2663125.html
A Koch Senate
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2014/10/17/hedge-fund-billionaires-writing-big-checks-to-help-republicans-win-senate/17430139/
http://www.publicintegrity.org/2014/09/04/15459/gop-s-senate-hopes-energized-koch-network-ad-blitz
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/26/koch-brothers-ernst-cotton-gardner_n_5718773.html
http://www.alternet.org/election-2014/10-frightening-promises-gop-senate-candidates-secretly-taped-koch-brothers-summit
Koch Brothers Exposed
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1pKpKYEICE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gq8UFI-N_88
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3ahHI0L2T8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfANaVEUs_o
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsWXCKWMCrY
Kochs vs Voting
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hzv4ZCUSuaA
Kochs vs Unions
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cW0gF1XIkmw
Kochs vs Minimum Wage
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLs9rYUePMU
Kochs & Segregation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgHTjDDi6eg
Kochs & Tar Sands
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-x6W9miBjM
Kochs Go to College
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9yrS_jb86M
Kochs & Citizens United
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9x8OgUcNyJU
Kochs vs Harry Reid
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiS_un4hKAs
Kochs Off the Grid
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAy3ogDMCIU
What the Kochs Want
http://www.forwardprogressives.com/senator-bernie-sanders-exposes-terrifying-truth-behind-koch-brothers-want-for-our-country/
Koch Bribery Allegations
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-10-02/koch-brothers-flout-law-getting-richer-with-secret-iran-sales.html
Koch Myths & Facts
http://mediamatters.org/research/2014/08/27/myths-and-facts-about-the-koch-brothers/200570


OCCUPYING AMERICA
Cruz to the Future
http://www.statesman.com/weblogs/first-reading/2013/dec/13/color-me-ted-color-me-red-iconic-or-ironic-cruz-co/
Election Rigging
http://compliancecampaign.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/voting-wars-election-rigging-in-full-effect-heading-into-u-s-midterm-season/
http://thinkprogress.org/election/2014/10/19/3581575/with-id-law-on-hold-wisconsin-republicans-vow-to-challenge-voters-at-the-polls/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9TjVsQa57c
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_mSjvLRIg8
Once Upon a Trickle Down
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSOgxZ8lRUw
Top 10 Conservative Myths
http://conservativemyths.com/10myths.html
2016: Obama’s America
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRbqMGtvQD0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-G1OT5gzb48
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfLsSg9wZlE
Obama Conspiracy Theories
http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2012/10/chart-obama-conspiracy-theories
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/11/03/11-most-paranoid-obama-co_n_343771.html
http://www.obamaconspiracy.org/bookmarks/fact-checking-and-debunking/the-debunkers-guide-to-obama-conspiracy-theories/
GOP Obstruction
http://www.nationalmemo.com/5-ways-the-gops-obstruction-is-unprecedented/
The Slow Motion Lynching of Obama
http://www.redletterchristians.org/slow-motion-lynching-president-barack-obama/
NRA Convention 2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMfV8CPgC7g
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaEv1q8XvpQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpCEqF3edsA
Bulletproof Blankets
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaS-ekAwwM4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2GSkF789hw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZgvxFepOn0
Open Carry Texas
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5hT2Y6syU8
http://www.forbes.com/sites/rickungar/2013/11/11/texas-gun-bullies-use-semi-automatics-to-terrorize-mothers-against-guns-nra-remains-silent/
Rolling Coal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09BZ6ikBZ54
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwpSoh861dI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOexMaqNQts
America: Imagine the World Without Her
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98DfrVjxCQg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPsLB11POtQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_omZFqaybMw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DY5lb1hl7Tc
The American Dream
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsL6mKxtOlQ
The Ghost of Woody Guthrie
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8jca8ZATfA
The Ghost of Ronald Reagan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoCQO90-0zQ
The New National Anthem
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqBrw3rQvKo


AMERICA ON MUSEMASH
Teapublicans Attempted a Bloodless Coup
http://musemash.tumblr.com/post/64157756792/teapublicans-attempted-a-bloodless
Invasion of the Bible Snatchers
http://musemash.tumblr.com/post/41086231312/an-angry-messiah-is-not-a-nice-concept-or-a
GOP Dead in the Water
http://musemash.tumblr.com/post/35765939843/gop-dead-in-the-water-was-it-something-i-said
Cold Dead Hands Have a Stranglehold on America
http://musemash.tumblr.com/post/49963049823/brought-to-you-by-the-nra-is-a-response-to-the
Shock, Awe & Outrage
http://musemash.tumblr.com/post/45744216367/this-is-a-reproduction-of-guernica-pablo
Dark Side of the Wizard of Oz
http://musemash.tumblr.com/post/87875166780/the-future-40th-us-president-in-a-publicity-photo
Unsolved Crime of the Century
http://musemash.tumblr.com/post/67738636354/president-john-f-kennedy-his-wife-jacqueline


IMAGE CREDITS
Statue of Limitations by Ingfbruno; Ann Coulter, Rick Perry & Wayne LaPierre photos by Gage Skidmore; used under Creative Commons Attribution license. Sarah Palin image courtesy of Amazing America.

This gallery showcases some of the more compelling characters and moments from Twin Peaks. Photos courtesy of Lynch/Frost Productions. (To view in large size, click on the images in sequence; to return to this article, refresh the page).


IT’S SHOWTIME FOR THE DANCING DWARF


“Diane, I’m holding in my hand a box of chocolate bunnies.” Yes friends: dapper, intrepid, and goshdarn esoteric Boy Scout FBI Guy Dale Cooper will hopefully be breaking free from the spooky and sinister Black Lodge after 25 years in solitary!


Just as Twin Peaks fans are basking in the glories of the Entire Mystery box set, with the newly restored Missing Pieces from Fire Walk With Me, we learn that the Showtime network has confirmed a deal to bring a Peaks miniseries to the screen in 2016. Anyone who appreciates long-form TV storytelling will recognize the cultural and creative significance of this event. In its own very unique way, Twin Peaks was just as groundbreaking as Patrick McGoohan’s brilliant The Prisoner; and it’s fair to say that it helped pave the way for such fantasy masterpieces as Lost and Carnivale.


The best part is that the miniseries will be helmed by the original Peaks creators: David Lynch, the maverick director responsible for The Elephant Man, Eraserhead, and Mulholland Drive; and screenwriter/novelist Mark Frost, writer of Hill Street Blues, The Believers, and Storyville. They will team up for all nine episodes – so this auspicious revival promises to be an unprecedented opportunity for all sorts of delightfully bizarre artistic shenanigans.


I can’t think of any other TV series that went on hiatus for a quarter century, and then picked up its myriad storylines where they left off. It is especially exciting that this opportunity has been given to two such gifted artists. The best available info indicates they are brewing a damn fine cuppa joe, according to a revealing interview with Frost. But all true Peaks fanatics know the owls are not what they seem. So we must now ponder how they will resolve all the key mysteries that were left dangling with 1991’s spectacular cliffhanger.


Did the sultry but wholesome Audrey Horne survive that bomb blast at the bank? Was the endearing and charismatic Leo Johnson devoured by irate spiders? Whatever happened to haunted temptress Josie Packard, last seen trapped in a piece of furniture at the Great Northern hotel? What did Major Briggs see amid the tropical foliage at the White Lodge? What’s the significance of that dang ethereal white horse standing in Sarah Palmer’s bedroom? Who is the Red Room’s demented interior decorator? What sort of creepy mischief has Cooper’s crazed doppelganger been up to? And most importantly: How’s Annie? How’s Annie? How’s Annie?


As for what else is in store for Twin Peaks Revisited, I would love to see the following: the Man From Another Place singing backwards while doing the Harlem Shake in slow motion; the return of the enigmatic Giant with his cryptic messages; more revelations about the Dugpas, those mysterious demonic hooded sorcerers; an expose of the classified work Major Briggs does with aliens; further adventures of the Bookhouse Boys, the benevolent secret society that watches over the unsuspecting local citizens; more evil scheming from rogue FBI agent Windom Earle in the Black Lodge; a staging of the legendary Twin Peaks Passion Play; and agent Cooper finding sanctuary in the White Lodge, then defeating his nemesis.


As Kyle MacLachlan recently tweeted, it’s high time they fired up the ol’ percolator. So get out your best cherry pie and doughnut recipes, and be prepared to bake up a storm, as the Log Lady dances with dwarves! Meanwhile, check out the videos below at your own risk (big bad spoiler alert).


THE SHOW FROM ANOTHER PLACE
Trailers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXjTEw9Qm0k
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UW9FGiyiSA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOW9hkPLeAY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WE7RKpwJv3k
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLkssfOXa9w
It Is Happening Again
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNHsA4WIFvc
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2782540/Twin-Peaks-creator-David-Lynch-confirms-rumours-classic-set-return-cryptic-tweet.html
http://qz.com/277156/how-and-why-showtime-resurrected-twin-peaks/
http://www.theguardian.com/film/2014/jul/24/-sp-david-lynch-laura-palmer-twin-peaks-unseen-fire-walk-with-me
Who Killed Twin Peaks?
http://www.cyrusshahrad.com/twin-peaks/
The Entire Mystery
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oo1HadKt14s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFviJ6kDAzw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnD_ChVifXk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyeJmbZLckw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijGyHv4WkDs
http://www.rogerebert.com/demanders/wrapped-in-plastic-the-impact-of-twin-peaks-the-entire-mystery
The Missing Pieces
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShHm0Y19cHE
http://www.nerdist.com/2014/07/review-twin-peaks-the-missing-pieces/
Key Mysteries to Solve
http://tvline.com/2014/10/06/twin-peaks-spoilers-season-3-evil-agent-cooper/
Mark Frost Reveals All
http://deadline.com/2014/10/twin-peaks-return-showtime-series-mark-frost-interview-846363/
http://tvline.com/2014/10/06/twin-peaks-showtime-cast-new-episodes-spoilers/
David Lynch Evades Answers
http://www.davidlynch.de/twinpeaksface.html
http://sphinx.mythic-beasts.com/~mark/random/david-lynch/
Agent Cooper Confesses
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfvZhexmt7Y
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fs1FxKIpdM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFX-ZnBhFUM
Journey Through Twin Peaks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9l0n_ZtxbH8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nenHB9z_XHw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIjpgnB3XzA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pvO4i_YPJI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hd4-qBwJzU4
Maps to the Black Lodge
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zftCi_nT3E
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XwEPYbgnt4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLF6j3EYtNs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35JZG3CdiWE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApGwFJ8u_ao
Donahue Meets the Cast
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibn3wzHIE6Y
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZqHYbH56yc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjUy-K1UClU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdPM8myAnLY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APjBF54REDY
Where Are They Now?
http://www.people.com/article/twin-peaks-where-are-they-now?
Talking Backwards in Another Place
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_q7rZJljKY
Pie & Coffee
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12QQV3lyYj0
Escape from the Black Lodge
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYIdDm5ROmo
Diary for Diane
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXa8xWiFd9U
Outtakes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Aj0ZhbpmGY
Deleted Scenes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9znBSsX5Hs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_NW1bHPzqY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiclCX57gCM
Beyond The Fire
http://flimgeeks.com/tpcomplete/articles/beyondthefire.htm
Things Twin Peaks Taught Us
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/19/26-things-twin-peaks-taught-us_n_4995347.html
Twin Peaks in 7 Minutes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWaFqB56Ykw


VISIONS FROM THE BLACK LODGE
Opening
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7d0Lm_31BE
The Log Lady
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0pwzVOW4_U
The Dancing Girl
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dNwFVk68PI
Good Morning America
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPQRu4iOMeQ
Teresa Banks Murder
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Woid-05dGyU
The Apparition of Phillip Jeffries
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vA1dpPLJkN4
Family Dinner
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxH3O77uXIw
Burst into Fire Forever
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzl3TXRSJIM
The Secret Diary
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saFxFmbnHxI
Message from a Mask
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEE7pj16_gQ
Bob Revealed
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dq-F0F8VtJI
Questions in a World of Blue
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQtm1eznrtU
Welcome to Canada
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDSM6Gbnh6Q
Laura’s Dream
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxRnwyYj72c
The View from the Black Lodge
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mw4Nq8aPhNA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOif_tQEzgw
Missing Pieces
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5EqPZMZO4s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IR5ZZrnXqe8
Asking For It
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoS4G0k_wDw
Careful What You Wish For
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLNQPPvncek
Fire Walk With Me
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrP2RdGTaag
Laura Palmer R.I.P.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtPGB879Fc8
The Log Lady
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Cl6AsTY7iE
Falling
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srqIymNRVYc
In Memory of Laura
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tsIAd5JNQQ
Message to Diane
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-h9HeIThQk
Coffee, Anyone?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PcoMrwEa5o
Audrey’s Dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-XZsM-KV_o
Barking Mad
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUm6YvNm5dg
Laura’s Funeral
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kI8klESdTs
Bobby & Doctor Jacoby
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gvb0UVjBboU
The Trouble with Harold
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DScgMdI4EQU
A Little Bird Told Me
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGSZqkUbIZY
Black Lodge Dream
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeiyyp1WbY0
Tibetan Wisdom
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DK4CD2BfA0g
Maddy Meets Bob
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGJZDR418_s
Bob Takes the Couch
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5WC0TW_0qc
Who Shot Agent Cooper?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KltTI1zyOUI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQ6gIxpfBJ8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dAMURPVDxk
Ronette’s Dream
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5aqLzl_VrA
Log Lady’s Message
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pz61hJZyVPU
Code from Space
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbi7rq-TSk8
The Giant Returns
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfou9cwyygE
The Owl Cave
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1qcnIq8q_A
The Dugpas
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3lDx8vsVDQ
Door to the Black Lodge
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fj-NNCCjihQ
What Happened to Josie?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYuB30jeveI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOLb1nThRds
Bob Behind the Bed
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eghSAUjeD_k
Mike Unveils Bob
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIzimmrDtTg
It Is Happening Again
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXYcutH0xAg
Bob’s Fate in Another Place
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chxrNHWdMCY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFMlOc2MJRU
Leland is a Good Host
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fbsA-jbc2s
Into the Light
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnufFGf-AMc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3sZI8k20D0
Leo’s Party
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0dnTb2FYaA
The Major’s Vision
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjeCNnbVYAQ
Dale & Annie
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-livKmly6k
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=By4RNqOgeV4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-Vl5THdJlc
Miss Twin Peaks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H86qsTDA8QA
Showdown in the Black Lodge
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIXPG8NR5iI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BL57-9171pk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVB7g37L62I
Red Room In Reverse
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkhXHFnu99A
The Voice of Love
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgwtjVJmHtI
The Pink Room
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bij6d-KU4aA
Laura’s Theme
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Bu47aWv0Fo
Nico Blackheart
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkEXVbAPfi4
Fantomas
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgWGys_b3xM
Bastille
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DviGSFUf_9o
Echo of Angels
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_TqTZ-si6U
The Owls are Not What They Seem
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_Xwv8KEHDY
Dirge
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9spOx5Hmoa0
Forever Lost
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5jZgZLvXGE


MARK FROST
Hill Street Blues
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUX3TPKVf_Y
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Onc3-qaqnbc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53ICH3yms-Y
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=No0H2TpuGT4
The Believers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-NmMuukdYE
Storyville
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nZEBCI-qkQ
The Greatest Game Ever Played
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sv6FZMeA2Mw
Fantastic Four
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAGM30xgsxo
Rise of the Silver Surfer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHA-5BnlNs8
On the Air
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sr64M6OeE94
Buddy Faro
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGrjz2K_et4
The Equalizer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y53qeeGxmKA
Six Million Dollar Man
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoLs0V8T5AA
The List of Seven
http://www.amazon.com/The-List-Seven-Mark-Frost/dp/0380720191
The Six Messiahs
http://www.amazon.com/The-Six-Messiahs-Mark-Frost/dp/0380722291


DAVID LYNCH
Ghost of Love
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYxt7DNGFY8
Return of the Jedi
http://welcometotwinpeaks.com/lynch/david-lynch-return-of-the-jedi/
Six Men Getting Sick
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMZOgev1ErU
The Alphabet
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2ZN9cgAFkM
The Amputee
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPEUwm8_4wk
The Grandmother
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1p5qEt766ZQ
Eraserhead
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dU7OqGCIcak
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7t2lj9sZvMM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oK-2_OsBe0s
The Elephant Man
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RDW1ldM9zM
Dune
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bq9ol5zvh0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0tJrEhXgj4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MK5eoV93oyg
Blue Velvet
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2B4RedcaSqw
Wild At Heart
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X02nWtea8cM
Industrial Symphony No.1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1q3v9zT2SG0
Hotel Room
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCXM2EDl1tQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYnQH1QaBVM
The Cowboy & the Frenchman
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zx8v0Deetag
Lady Blue Shanghai
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oepfkpkxjmA
The Straight Story
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yUwF3vskF8
Lost Highway
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZowK0NAvig
Mulholland Drive
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrC3Bf-CvHU
Inland Empire
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKk2eFV5cqA
Rabbits
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gq4gkz9bH68
Out Yonder
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKwgI7Sk-SU
Duran Duran Unstaged
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeZQv_0-Af0
Thank You Judge
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_eDodx6uxU
Shot in the Back of the Head
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7zQlsLgYhg
Longing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxx4Dzb3YB8
I Touch a Red Button Man
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcCSNsW-LBs
Came Back Haunted
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RN6pT3zL44
Crazy Clown Time
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caWXt9lCVrc
Ghosts of Lynch
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzZVoOQOJso

GROTESQUE END TIMES PORN NOW MAINSTREAM


This classic WTF?? photo of a shocked and appalled Nicolas Cage was evidently taken just moments after he actually read the Left Behind script. Clearly, this often very fine actor was wondering how the hell he could get out of his latest movie contract. This thought got me to pondering anew a question that has long troubled me: Why oh why are so many earnestly ‘Christian’ films so unbelievably lame and stupid, artistically, intellectually, and spiritually? 


Over the past 100 years or more, Christian culture has fallen far below the lofty artistic standards set by the magnificent painters and composers of the Renaissance. This is most glaringly evident in the sorry state of Christian filmmaking. The sad irony is that there have indeed been outstanding movies produced by people who professed Christian faith, in recent decades. Just off the top of my head, I can name brilliant, world class films such as Andrei Tarkovsky’s The Sacrifice; Wim Wenders’ Wings Of Desire; and The Mill And The Cross, by Lech Majewski. None of them has overtly evangelistic content, but faith permeates these movies. 


The problem is that the evangelical North American mass audience evidently prefers to shun challenging works of art, especially if they are in foreign languages. Some, for example, balked at going to see The Passion Of The Christ because it had subtitles. More significantly, conservative believers are apparently quite content to let mainstream Christian filmmakers get away with churning out mediocre work, as long as their films include the obligatory ‘altar call moment’ – when the token non-believing major character says a variation of the infamous “sinner’s prayer”, and accepts Christ as his/her “personal savior”. This mentality stifles creativity, and is one of the main reasons we now have so many horrible End Times movies. 


A renewed epidemic of Rapture Fever has been upon us in recent years, as evidenced by several entries in the Last Days Mania sweepstakes. A questionable  scenario at best, the ‘Pre-Tribulation Rapture’ was deservedly relegated to the cinematic purgatory of the no-budget Christian filmmaking ghetto for many years. But a spate of flicks with much-improved production values and slick promotion are now littering the pop culture landscape like so many crumpled Jack Chick comics. These grotesque illustrated tracts may have gone mainstream, but they are still the prophetic equivalent of pornography, whose dual purpose is to arouse fear and milk the End Times golden calf.


I would especially recommend that everyone avoid the Left Behind reboot like one of the biblical plagues. For one thing, in the unlikely event it is a hit, it might encourage Nicolas Cage to do more remakes. Remember the gawdawful reboot of The Wicker Man? He wore a fricking bearsuit while chasing after a murder suspect, and played it with a straight face. And he got to scream this immortal line: “Oh nooooo, not the bees!!!!” (don’t ask). However, to be fair, Saint Nic was brilliant in Knowing, one of my very favorite non-Rapture End Times films. So I would cut him some slack, and hope he avoids lame remakes from now on. 


However, the main reason I will boycott the new Left Behind is that it is based on a lousy book that promotes a perverse concept of Christ’s return – a travesty that is both foolish and spiritually harmful. I just can’t justify spending 90 minutes or more being subjected to clumsy, barefaced propaganda for a false theological concept. It is easy to prove that there is no biblical basis whatsoever for the kind of Rapture theory represented in the book series, and the whole thing is designed to “scare ‘em into the Kingdom” while making a bundle from gullible readers. This phenomenon has become too much for many Christians – even ham-handed heresy-hunters like Joe Schlimmel, as demonstrated in his Led Astray video.  


Some years ago, I was contemplating whether I should read two series that were getting a lot of attention: Harry Potter and Left Behind. So one day I went to a bookstore and found copies of the first books of each series, and gave both of them my Opening Page Test – reading the first paragraphs, to see if they grabbed my interest.  As a result, I wound up eventually reading one of the series from beginning to end, and loved it. And it should go without saying that this was Harry Potter. 


I couldn’t get past the sheer lameness of the Left Behind opening – writing, exposition, and characterization so shallow and juvenile it made Dan Brown look really deep and scintillating. A few years ago, I discovered that an evangelical Christian who calls himself The Slacktivist had performed a profoundly humanitarian service by writing an absolutely devastating and hilarious detailed critique of the first book. His deconstruction proved to me that I had made the right reading decision. Below, I’ve included the link for his demolition of the poor helpless best-selling tome. Read it and weep with sadistic laughter. 


The following is a generous sampling of the more hysteria-based films that have contributed to this dubious mythology. I’ve also included several interesting alternatives to this scenario, including The Leftovers. Knowing, The Seventh Seal, The Second Coming, The Book of Life, End of Days, and The Seventh Sign. And for a bit of theological balance, I conclude with one of the more orthodox and poetic cinematic interpretations of the Second Coming, based on the actual Book Of Revelation. Praise the Lord and pass the Four Horsemen!


I Wish We’d All Been Ready 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xn38LidAiZQ
Are You Ready?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uK5Cxpjw1Ro
A Thief In The Night
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ly4CPRE_Ke0
A Distant Thunder
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nsep-2-3itk
Image of the Beast
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9DIW0r8gqA
The Late Great Planet Earth
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpgFWsc1x8s
Apocalypse
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJCes4RaTHQ
Revelation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUxTQH_e7Gw
Judgement
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCYUChJ0zKo
The Omega Code
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmgKK3uzqlc
Left Behind 2000
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFu8cjaPmEA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXRrVrkFYlo
Megiddo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiXCvpbQ45g
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKL2QV4Jm_w
2012
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvI66Xaj9-o
Doomsday
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7A03Ct4qyFE
2012: Ice Age
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxbiNWSNPTk
2012: Supernova
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mt6qq-HcGzo
2012: Doomsday
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gcVZlnC0tQ
Final
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghHqKtdt2io
The Remaining
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPzzO92stsI
Left Behind 2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrXe8YDbzYs
I Wish We’d All Been Ready 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSW5uO4kKto
Led Astray? 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9iRT91_pyo
The Great Biblical Non-Event
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKiMLnsF7Wc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTEslwP6pzA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZcmU0NIIiU
http://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblical-topics/bible-interpretation/the-left-behind-movie-the-book-of-revelation-and-the-rapture/
Slacktivist
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/slacktivist/2011/08/07/left-behind-index-i-posts-1-50/
The Seventh Seal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4M3AQMHRufY
The Book of Life
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWDlSOp_FIA
Red State
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItD6dQa5ncw
This Is The End 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yma-g4gTwlE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pdw8IO32XmE
The Second Coming
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=—S8yIAhDB8
End of Days
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzkwtbyiaME
The Seventh Sign
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjZ6rbTmPDU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwzbUbUN34A
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-EzMNOOm30
The Leftovers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLT3YUALJno
The Rapture
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuttvF_nf48
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QucrHl07tHk
Knowing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taMfvCQRDVA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHw8URgDvxM
The Revelation to John
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oRql3GK39M
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmbIppc7oHY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoBqA939dfw


FOOTNOTE
American Jesus
http://theamericanjesus.net/2014/10/08/ever-bad-christian-movie/
Wim Wenders
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wY8uDNkOLHM
Lech Majewski
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIJZgJuqoUI
Andrei Tarkovsky
http://musemash.tumblr.com/post/47096656616/remembering-andrei-tarkovsky-the-awe-inspiring

GROTESQUE END TIMES PORN NOW MAINSTREAM


This classic WTF?? photo of a shocked and appalled Nicolas Cage was evidently taken just moments after he actually read the Left Behind script. Clearly, this often very fine actor was wondering how the hell he could get out of his latest movie contract. This thought got me to pondering anew a question that has long troubled me: Why oh why are so many earnestly ‘Christian’ films so unbelievably lame and stupid, artistically, intellectually, and spiritually?


Over the past 100 years or more, Christian culture has fallen far below the lofty artistic standards set by the magnificent painters and composers of the Renaissance. This is most glaringly evident in the sorry state of Christian filmmaking. The sad irony is that there have indeed been outstanding movies produced by people who professed Christian faith, in recent decades. Just off the top of my head, I can name brilliant, world class films such as Andrei Tarkovsky’s The Sacrifice; Wim Wenders’ Wings Of Desire; and The Mill And The Cross, by Lech Majewski. None of them has overtly evangelistic content, but faith permeates these movies.


The problem is that the evangelical North American mass audience evidently prefers to shun challenging works of art, especially if they are in foreign languages. Some, for example, balked at going to see The Passion Of The Christ because it had subtitles. More significantly, conservative believers are apparently quite content to let mainstream Christian filmmakers get away with churning out mediocre work, as long as their films include the obligatory ‘altar call moment’ – when the token non-believing major character says a variation of the infamous “sinner’s prayer”, and accepts Christ as his/her “personal savior”. This mentality stifles creativity, and is one of the main reasons we now have so many horrible End Times movies.


A renewed epidemic of Rapture Fever has been upon us in recent years, as evidenced by several entries in the Last Days Mania sweepstakes. A questionable scenario at best, the ‘Pre-Tribulation Rapture’ was deservedly relegated to the cinematic purgatory of the no-budget Christian filmmaking ghetto for many years. But a spate of flicks with much-improved production values and slick promotion are now littering the pop culture landscape like so many crumpled Jack Chick comics. These grotesque illustrated tracts may have gone mainstream, but they are still the prophetic equivalent of pornography, whose dual purpose is to arouse fear and milk the End Times golden calf.


I would especially recommend that everyone avoid the Left Behind reboot like one of the biblical plagues. For one thing, in the unlikely event it is a hit, it might encourage Nicolas Cage to do more remakes. Remember the gawdawful reboot of The Wicker Man? He wore a fricking bearsuit while chasing after a murder suspect, and played it with a straight face. And he got to scream this immortal line: “Oh nooooo, not the bees!!!!” (don’t ask). However, to be fair, Saint Nic was brilliant in Knowing, one of my very favorite non-Rapture End Times films. So I would cut him some slack, and hope he avoids lame remakes from now on.


However, the main reason I will boycott the new Left Behind is that it is based on a lousy book that promotes a perverse concept of Christ’s return – a travesty that is both foolish and spiritually harmful. I just can’t justify spending 90 minutes or more being subjected to clumsy, barefaced propaganda for a false theological concept. It is easy to prove that there is no biblical basis whatsoever for the kind of Rapture theory represented in the book series, and the whole thing is designed to “scare ‘em into the Kingdom” while making a bundle from gullible readers. This phenomenon has become too much for many Christians – even ham-handed heresy-hunters like Joe Schlimmel, as demonstrated in his Led Astray video.


Some years ago, I was contemplating whether I should read two series that were getting a lot of attention: Harry Potter and Left Behind. So one day I went to a bookstore and found copies of the first books of each series, and gave both of them my Opening Page Test – reading the first paragraphs, to see if they grabbed my interest. As a result, I wound up eventually reading one of the series from beginning to end, and loved it. And it should go without saying that this was Harry Potter.


I couldn’t get past the sheer lameness of the Left Behind opening – writing, exposition, and characterization so shallow and juvenile it made Dan Brown look really deep and scintillating. A few years ago, I discovered that an evangelical Christian who calls himself The Slacktivist had performed a profoundly humanitarian service by writing an absolutely devastating and hilarious detailed critique of the first book. His deconstruction proved to me that I had made the right reading decision. Below, I’ve included the link for his demolition of the poor helpless best-selling tome. Read it and weep with sadistic laughter.


The following is a generous sampling of the more hysteria-based films that have contributed to this dubious mythology. I’ve also included several interesting alternatives to this scenario, including The Leftovers. Knowing, The Seventh Seal, The Second Coming, The Book of Life, End of Days, and The Seventh Sign. And for a bit of theological balance, I conclude with one of the more orthodox and poetic cinematic interpretations of the Second Coming, based on the actual Book Of Revelation. Praise the Lord and pass the Four Horsemen!


I Wish We’d All Been Ready
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xn38LidAiZQ
Are You Ready?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uK5Cxpjw1Ro
A Thief In The Night
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ly4CPRE_Ke0
A Distant Thunder
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nsep-2-3itk
Image of the Beast
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9DIW0r8gqA
The Late Great Planet Earth
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpgFWsc1x8s
Apocalypse
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJCes4RaTHQ
Revelation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUxTQH_e7Gw
Judgement
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCYUChJ0zKo
The Omega Code
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmgKK3uzqlc
Left Behind 2000
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFu8cjaPmEA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXRrVrkFYlo
Megiddo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiXCvpbQ45g
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKL2QV4Jm_w
2012
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvI66Xaj9-o
Doomsday
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7A03Ct4qyFE
2012: Ice Age
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxbiNWSNPTk
2012: Supernova
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mt6qq-HcGzo
2012: Doomsday
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gcVZlnC0tQ
Final
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghHqKtdt2io
The Remaining
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPzzO92stsI
Left Behind 2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrXe8YDbzYs
I Wish We’d All Been Ready
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSW5uO4kKto
Led Astray?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9iRT91_pyo
The Great Biblical Non-Event
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKiMLnsF7Wc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTEslwP6pzA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZcmU0NIIiU
http://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblical-topics/bible-interpretation/the-left-behind-movie-the-book-of-revelation-and-the-rapture/
Slacktivist
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/slacktivist/2011/08/07/left-behind-index-i-posts-1-50/
The Seventh Seal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4M3AQMHRufY
The Book of Life
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWDlSOp_FIA
Red State
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItD6dQa5ncw
This Is The End
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yma-g4gTwlE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pdw8IO32XmE
The Second Coming
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=—S8yIAhDB8
End of Days
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzkwtbyiaME
The Seventh Sign
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjZ6rbTmPDU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwzbUbUN34A
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-EzMNOOm30
The Leftovers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLT3YUALJno
The Rapture
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuttvF_nf48
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QucrHl07tHk
Knowing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taMfvCQRDVA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHw8URgDvxM
The Revelation to John
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oRql3GK39M
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmbIppc7oHY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoBqA939dfw


FOOTNOTE
American Jesus
http://theamericanjesus.net/2014/10/08/ever-bad-christian-movie/
Wim Wenders
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wY8uDNkOLHM
Lech Majewski
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIJZgJuqoUI
Andrei Tarkovsky
http://musemash.tumblr.com/post/47096656616/remembering-andrei-tarkovsky-the-awe-inspiring

Above is a gallery of key photos from The Prisoner. For maximum appreciation of the images, click on them in sequence. To return to this article, simply refresh the page. Photos courtesy of ITC.


BE SEEING YOU


Today’s date marks the anniversary of the world premiere of The Prisoner – which, I’m proud to say, made its broadcast debut here in Canada in 1967, almost one month before its official British premiere.


Patrick McGoohan’s brilliant sci/fi spy serial has been recognized by many critics as the first true masterpiece of long-form storytelling in TV history. Since its debut, television has grown remarkably as a creative medium, with outstanding talents giving us innovative and challenging classics such as Lost, Carnivale, and Twin Peaks. But McGoohan did it decades before any of them.


Real life mirrored the show in one concrete way. Much like his character, Number Six, the show’s star “resigned” – from Danger Man (aka Secret Agent), a very lucrative and popular spy program. Not only that, but he was one of the actors who was originally offered the role of James Bond; to his everlasting credit, he turned it down for reasons of personal morality. He could have gone on to fortune and fame as Agent 007. Instead, he pursued his own vision, and created a unique work of art that still speaks eloquently almost half a century later.


MuseMash presents a fine collection of Prisoner-related videos below. The section called In The Village features the best available excerpts from all 17 episodes. It begins with key programs from Danger Man, starting with the debut episode. The second is set in a location that provides an eerie prefiguring of the bizarre holiday resort where the Prisoner is held captive. The others feature scenarios that could very plausibly have precipitated the stalwart protagonist’s resignation.


WE WANT INFORMATION
Opening
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zE-EMinj69o
TV Spies In The 1960s
https://vimeo.com/channels/735790/93678969
Danger Man
https://vimeo.com/channels/735790/93678968
Prisoner Trailers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFX6M-t1NTI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuzIOQIE9lg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUusVZUm_NM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iQSZk577Mo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csVBY74cq44
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jIxDV_PDlE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aw9JmwTNvE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_h6_FogdOY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpgJRbyFKJo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfN7IS8__OE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myYEFBtjrfk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csfyrCQDVI4
Press Launch
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FIrYwfPF1o
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PdyZUmFyq8
Prisoner Appreciation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oMuFJNjmjo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8-cp2yb43c
Don’t Knock Yourself Out
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzidAX3Wmt0
In Search of the Prisoner
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kHE4B5o8XM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8Ytj0wtoeA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtzwuGZLO70
Six Into One: The Prisoner File
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VscOjhdT-xU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsOCM_krN_8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CHubiHAoO0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEUX8F9uXtM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E65ta76iC8o
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ofz-DjXvBe8
The Prisoner Puzzle
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiIUnCMpGbM
http://www.scribd.com/doc/22260199/The-Prisoner-Puzzle
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/we_are_all_prisoners_patrick_mcgoohan_explains_his_cult_series_the_prisoner
http://www.cultv.co.uk/mcgoohan.htm
Number Six Was Innocent
http://numbersixwasinnocent.blogspot.ca/
The Unmutual
http://www.theunmutual.co.uk/
Six of One
http://www.sixofone.org.uk/
https://www.facebook.com/chauran/posts/10204457385213964?comment_id=10204461154068183&offset=0&total_comments=6#!/pages/Six-of-One-The-Official-Prisoner-Appreciation-Society/141996189135
Relevance Of The Prisoner
http://www.alan-shapiro.com/the-relevance-of-the-prisoner-to-todays-information-and-surveillance-society/


IN THE VILLAGE
Secret Agent Man
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bG0u3-Gbu88
View From The Villa
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOt4GYbAXKo
Colony Three
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TysXtB22TLY
To Our Best Friend
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWUs4xSf6bs
Yesterday’s Enemies
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NElG0Tp2c0
Arrival
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Fw-mYfTMzs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayEURa9n3DY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6R_5W4TUBVk
The Chimes of Big Ben
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfvOGcYUY6g
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxnTFpConD4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ucn6Uv62VUU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yAEPh1Q9yY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sywcsQVSE00
Free for All
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAUB5iCffTk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrYabOQ2-u0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55EwXQ6KY78
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrjwM9dNLRQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OxKD7GVvwU
A, B, and C
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JchWkWPDAZA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVGDUmocR7A
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzlOM4HFIhY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQLH5UK_EVY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSPBYUpkAxc
The Schizoid Man
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFXxtx4QefM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cK9yECKuYM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ej19wvzK4kU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JVWgOEjMJ4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Okk2TdUwK3w
Many Happy Returns
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aW9ic36cCgw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJObsRc8Ag8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLrH-8abiZk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dz8T4PGrPrg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whd-7XPYdFA
Checkmate
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NxKVO_8dao
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kj0tZe_9V58
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xr642qg8T8I
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wnx2EpFzy-U
It’s Your Funeral
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cZAeTdr4KM
The General
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FA32IV5l_f0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fty9VY8jQrw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgUyxnEzehg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaSYLjDqfrY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waeSQkKsd84
Living in Harmony
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYAC6Zgfn-U
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRtuIEzeZ8Q
The Girl Who Was Death
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wwxpf3WEwpM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1P00Ma8Iks4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDL-7Wa1vPE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xKDHitFKgo
Dance of the Dead
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbTDZ5buKQE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIVDq1qRe8Q
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YL4vr3qPW5M
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euJE336tZvw
A Change of Mind
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhvWLjwkoqg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MudWDQtJep4
Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darling
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHcyj5omnz0
Hammer Into Anvil
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6s8zlsOGfs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZLGvrWxW1U
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iixBuZ6T8CM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBHcS0mgX8k
Once Upon a Time
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jY1_8sTCXQU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAOd30fwalA
Fall Out
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2MIvUx9uiQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AYBaUk12u0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvpW7VIBXM4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFIMH_KB-So
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRts5-SaeUk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0NPodmP3TU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VsoAZWsPXY


BY HOOK OR BY CROOK
Patrick McGoohan Bio
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6azcHJMQIRY
Danger Man Into Prisoner
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikPG6NNANxw
Number 6 Photo History
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8wP4xtUvVc
Theme Music
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cS4aCgI-Pc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7pNArQBN_c
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EFugZqvhMU
Portmeirion
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qW6rSpJQ1Y
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PshzQBxNVEg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAtuRenrOBY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVDNT4DTG6Y
Symbolism
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCa_AeC-zh4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52fxxEE0QD0
Kiss & Tell
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RG4bS247fDA
Snippets
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIC6IvyQhBg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9p4wXL01bo
Extras
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cAR9oWWu7A
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxIbeiruHHw
Continuity
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUuYjF5m-xk
Scripting
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEhM-tt4L4Q
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofq-SUwRYts
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xl5uwhjACPI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3D7Dk-Kues
Prisoner Panel
https://vimeo.com/channels/735790
https://vimeo.com/channels/735790/93691256
https://vimeo.com/channels/735790/93691258
https://vimeo.com/channels/735790/93691257
https://vimeo.com/channels/735790/93708883
https://vimeo.com/channels/735790/93708888
https://vimeo.com/channels/735790/93708889
Banned Episode
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyWbryqboa8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRdhOwj8xTU
Number Two’s Breakdown
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAba-dZe6SM
The Judge Speaks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTeEFOmmufc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlZh6iV9hHQ
Number One Revealed
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X114df65hgY
Home Free
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAba-dZe6SM
Fall Out Fallout
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JALoU4oDWAc


YOU ARE NUMBER SIX
Textless Opening
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rl8ekMwdWKo
Be Seeing You
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDfY_k2c5BI
Six Alternate Themes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kk8w9IngzxE
Tribute
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxAfefkzs1s
Classic Clips
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vu7hgN3slGA
I Helped Patrick McGoohan Escape
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzUCCl9YaBQ
Prisoner Remixes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4dPaGH4wN4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omvPDzsHt6A
Cosmo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zO9sIGl_IKI
Free Man Mix
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFs1RgmqLBo
Iron Maiden
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aP7xLQEvfNM
Dragon Mind of Zen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHyvfiHRzxY
Dance of the Dead
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNt3iWg2UAU
Revolution
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9RAvSepPC0
Prisoner Enigma
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au_GiOJYkGc
Danger Mouse
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sq0JECVwk8I
The Laughing Prisoner
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFDLi06MVK8
Identity Crisis
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdrDP9DYcQ8
Prisoner Remake
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4etGIGRqNk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdsrOJNeMFs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5L1C5nXTn7Y
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycdZpjq4ykw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4qCDP0OiZs
Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darling
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbUhmwSObto
Prisoner Blu Ray
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=op7IgFbT8l0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Lp_0p6TxNw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DCUnGkF9fQ
Renault vs Rover
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=if4E0dN0gJ0
The Prisonbear
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLXshSkZiFs
Mister Drake’s Neighborhood
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtP0netyI0w
Fan Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvx52g7uNck
Be Seeing You
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QY9oWfkKt6A
Textless Closing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gh8IiMjgX7s

To mark the centenary of World War I, this photo gallery presents some of the major wars that have been fought during the past 100 years. For maximum appreciation of the images, click on them in sequence. To return to this article, simply refresh the page.


THE ETERNAL WORLD WAR


For decades, I wore a poppy every year on November 11. But some years ago, I decided to stop doing so. I still have immense respect for honest soldiers, such as my grandfather. Albert Fowler fought in Greece in World War I – and told me of his experiences in 1966, when I was in my teens. This made an immense impression on me, and helped inspire my life-long aversion to armed conflict. But ever since the Persian Gulf War in the early 1990s, it has become clear to me that this world has been in a constant state of war for most of the past century since Grandpa fought for King and Country. Sadly, for me, the venerable Remembrance Day symbol has lost its meaning as an anti-war emblem.


Today marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the Battle of Liege, when Germany attacked Belgium. It was the very first clash of armies in what became known as The Great War, or the War To End All Wars. I have always considered the First World War the most unnecessary, preventable, and completely senseless of all the major 20th century conflagrations. Thus, this particular anniversary is an especially important occasion to reconsider the general phenomenon of organized slaughter, and the reasons this conflict gave birth to the hideous notion of ‘total war’. During the past century, aside from a five-year period in the 1920s, there has never been any prolonged time of peace on earth. Over the decades, various nations’ military budgets have increased exponentially, and peddlers of an ever-expanding array of weapons have always had a receptive market in many countries.


One key point in George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four was that Big Brother’s totalitarian regime, Oceania, was always at war – alternating between two enemies, Eurasia and Eastasia. When Oceania – allied with Eastasia – made peace with Eurasia, the government’s shiny new propaganda slogan read: “Oceania has always been at war with Eastasia.” A similar constant state of war has long been accepted by multiplied millions of people as the norm for human existence. In that sense, as Orwell also wrote, “War IS peace.”


We have been held captive by a seemingly eternal world war. This war has been continuously fought on many fronts. In addition to the more high profile national conflicts, the perpetual war culture – fed by political propaganda, asinine action films, and unrestricted armament sales – has been kept alive by numerous regional skirmishes. While anti-war sentiments have been eloquently expressed by artists from the great ancient Greek dramatists onwards, the prospect of changing the status quo of mass butchery has been continually undermined by propaganda of various kinds – ideological, nationalistic and economic.


I was partly inspired to do this post by one particularly insidious recent example of this sort of propaganda, in the form of a supposedly balanced documentary. Pandora’s Promise promotes the fallacy of ‘peaceful uses’ of nuclear energy – harking back to an egregious lie from the early days of the Cold War. The only reason deriving ‘clean energy’ from nuclear fission was ever considered a possibility was that weapons had been created, and propagandists were trying to justify building up their arsenals.


The ludicrous concept of ‘safe’ nuclear technology was directly responsible for misleading millions of people into disregarding the dangers of nuclear weapons. It helped create the illusion that nuclear fission was a great energy source, and was therefore an acceptable part of everyday life. This mentality is partly responsible for creating a world where we have had hundreds of nuclear tests; the international sale of nuclear reactors; shoddy disposal of nuclear waste; worldwide proliferation of these horrific weapons; deadly nuclear accidents; and the potential for catastrophic terrorism on a massive level. The fact that otherwise intelligent people still fall for this delusion is disconcerting, to say the least.


In the face of this complacency and naivety, the good old Military Industrial Complex continues to thrive. Armaments manufacturers are doing just fine, thank you very much. Anytime peace threatens to break out, and disturb the stability of the ongoing state of war, it is reigned in – or otherwise sabotaged by new forms of propaganda. At times, it seems to me the desire for mass conflict is built into the human race, almost like a mutated form of the biblical ‘original sin.’


Speaking of divine judgement, it has become common in some circles to confidently assert that most wars are based on religion. While there is some truth to this in the histories of Christianity, Islam and other faiths, this does not adequately explain the wars waged by the Nazis, various Communist dictators, and conquerors such as Julius Caesar, Napoleon, Attila the Hun, Alexander the Great, and Genghis Khan.


It seems obvious to me that most wars are motivated by exceedingly ‘secular’ factors like ethnic hatred, power-mongering ideologies, desire for conquest, and greed for territory and/or natural resources. I think genuine religion, in most cases, is mainly a tool that is skillfully deployed to motivate people into becoming docile cannon fodder. Most wars these days are based on government lies, the greed of arms manufacturers, and totalitarian political perversions of traditional religious dogmas.


General Smedley Butler said it all back in the 1930s, with his eloquent polemic, War Is A Racket. Behind the scenes are the truly evil ‘masters of war.’ The arms industry loves anything that brings a profit. So they are presumably delighted by the Islamist extremist ‘holy wars’ of this era. After all, they needed a new perpetual enemy to justify all the arms buildups after the Cold War ended. Sadly, “the war to end wars” will likely never be fought – as long as these corporate gangsters are in charge. I hope they’re proud of themselves.


I have attempted to portray the depth of this problem with several sets of videos – one on this page, covering World War One; and another presentation covering the past 100 years, which is accessible via the first link below. Down through history, war has very seldom been conducted with any real justification. Nevertheless, I present these videos to demonstrate my conviction that many people still believe peace is not merely a pipe dream – and that it is imperative that we maintain the struggle to transform this culture.


A CENTURY OF SAVAGERY
This gallery of several dozen videos depicts 100 years of mass butchery, protests, nihilism, polemics, despair, fanaticism, prayers, and fervent striving for peace. Click here:
http://musemash.tumblr.com/post/57776016795/a-century-of-savagery-pictured-is-the-bomb-to


MASTERS OF DISASTER
Melting Ice Men
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152609820254761&fref=nf
World War I in 6 Minutes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3UjJ5kxiLI
Crash Course in WWI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XPZQ0LAlR4
The Guns of August
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXfs2W5cVvI
World War One
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4YW9B6SLhY&list=PLbyAKmZZkEEbVok2eACXpTHrs53nOp6Jb
The First World War
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qY3Sb8xiQ_c&list=PLC91A368FC30FFF95
The Necessary War
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzTf87yaYMY
The Great War
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxK-qR14pVg&list=PLdEBPyoq11-7H07u7iwGM_3l-_QfxFj9B
Tactics & Strategy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ra1d6fLLQZ0
Line of Fire
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kl0GzdcUde0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6_wqwB0_do
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsomnLUpS30
Things You Did Not Know About WWI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRcKpWZOalo
Untold Stories
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erKCg74_14U
Declassified Secrets of WWI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrYcBDwskIs
Combat Footage
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSBD6tQ3HjI
WWI in Color
ttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbmgQ_LoOcw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwLIOHbTjKg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNh5NNup2uQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDvFYq11z3E
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVWipouswKI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6iHogf9Prw
WWI Centenary Prose
https://librivox.org/ww1-prose-vol-i/
No Glory
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Th51UMjbyoU
Gas Warfare in WWI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QxtB6s-4oM
Gallipoli
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TT90cmcQIks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dj8mQ6cgR8


CANNON FODDER ON STRIKE
World War I Song
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjdLPFIsT-c
Rupert Brooke
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htyesuCuHqI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNgyofiiUfw
Over There
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDmIRWh83aE
Oh What a Lovely War
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIEwKyxr2bU
Blackadder Goes Forth
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vH3-Gt7mgyM
Robert Graves
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzlNd_5s1mg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fj_1WHJaNho
It’s a Long Way to Tipperary
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPLS5nNFWTU
Keep the Home Fires Burning
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bbF8IuIkJg
Crossing the Line
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpTHFVBlm_A
Siegfried Sassoon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6D3OUJk3rs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLuTiITZykg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhj4H9s3pEw
Gallipoli
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0U0Iy9Oy3I
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vwlNZREePo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wd1Fn4gHYac
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xX0mOMuxyI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-kVrdc9g_s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0Ankn-AzC4
Wilfred Owen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qB4cdRgIcB8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpnCgb3DuXs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ou-VQq6yuhM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ad0iEvQ9S4c
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhASE-dLsTM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0nGcsqU5yA
Paths of Glory
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmDA60X-f_A
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBNrKn0SrJI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ff2x_9G6oI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHp5HfA5hIA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5K6BWgUNKYk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZOnVP9z_YU


GHOSTS ABSENT WITHOUT LEAVE
Two Sonnets
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yio6nRKYt0
All Quiet On The Western Front
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DX1PW2n8POg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obUVbFdGepM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99odqGVYe4g
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ciq9ts02ci4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=er2a5WhYU-4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mw96cSYo9dU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSPj_G2yVz4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsLOtv4yqIM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMlDPsRwZE4
In Flanders Fields
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkKEynoTwp8
The Great Influenza
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8CZVYw-ItU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rbjAlmL0kA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZWvErpZMJ0
Green Fields of France
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xa1nG4ezPQ0
Johnny Got His Gun
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qB7j4C6hBBA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDEkev-4hgo
WWI Centenary Poetry
https://librivox.org/ww1-poetry/
The Christmas Truce
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehFjkS7UBUU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PO-hvEt6wE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kg5rqxP2cZs
War Requiem
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJ-gwqHEIUs
Requiem Aeternam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srRkNyW0224
Dies Irae
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6aFh1y9Jow
Offertorium
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ep8-VRRdVA4
Sanctus
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BU6yqbybMaA
Agnus Dei
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flEp_xxer88
Libera Me
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgVpjv7ebeA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O06a7sspY3c
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d55wp3F_yQ8
Joyeux Noel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRrr-CDXijs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBrtl4q8wbk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbGZ7T5EHpQ
And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPFjToKuZQM
Christmas in the Trenches
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfdOOCOQ9sk


PHOTOS
Associated Press: Iwo Jima by Joe Rosenthal; Vietnam Napalm by Nick Ut. Getty Images: Soviet Tanks. Creative Commons Attribution License: Gaza Battle by IDF Spokesperson Unit; Iraqi Insurgents by Menendj.

NAAAWSSSTY HOBBITSEZ, MY PRRRECIOUSSS!!!


BILBO’S PALANTIR
The Battle Of The Five Armies: Official Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSzeFFsKEt4
The Story So Far
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiGNub8hW48
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqEskG3tHOA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNX8xvB4SaY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybhScKZLWAI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJmR5pwzInQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2X2DQy4px3M
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGxM5iMIgGI
Desolation Extended
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrmCVpAq_s8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gGjYAchKXA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOg72b405QI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrA3BhdwUS8
Smaug Animated Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gjaOVMzsNs
How Smaug Should Have Ended
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJOSAwNzyi4
Comic Con 2014 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4TUVih3MFE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVFkZVyt8Bw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7nmpbVzpJk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbEsnAYD8iw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ubq7z967stc
Fan Fellowship
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wB0zBjYLaG4
Interviews
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-UV9_6Gg1o
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFkVyr1w5sk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7KnFyrZS4U
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pmh2DPGaFRI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-V1VKaBTZPg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0B1KHjmxUY
Behind the Scenes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrBknj_eVgs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhrBcJngIls
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKrjR0TkAEU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTCxZXIMLdQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1XcSR7vGak
Hobbit Facts
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9GJJtetmgs
Hobbit Game
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZu7qbislTY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwhCy4eMcF4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-zcb3Fj048
Tolkien Art
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fi5Xl2nSuiY
http://io9.com/these-medieval-style-tolkien-illustrations-are-like-not-1585380478
Fan Music
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgyOo4Z36ag
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXUoQoYko-8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8T8FKv4LQvI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKgynAOS5Uc
Fan Videos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvdewlqG-2Y
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgWfH5EGSx0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPGEgdtTrks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIA_sav1dLU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZMFj6sgCc8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DD3aSIbT6M
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALwA5-UqlLA
Hobbit Trilogy Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFBI2Pcum0I


TOLKIEN ON MUSEMASH
An Unexpected Journey
http://musemash.tumblr.com/post/39265182757/remember-hobbitmania-my
The Desolation Of Smaug
http://musemash.tumblr.com/post/72427159792/naaawsty-tolkien-nazis-cannot-slay-smaug-the
The Lord Of The Rings
http://musemash.tumblr.com/post/37902386184/the-lord-of-the-rings-is-a-vast-tapestry-combining
An Alternative Journey
http://musemash.tumblr.com/post/40497101825/the-hobbit-an-alternative-journey-musemash

OUTSIDE WORLDS


If you have been enjoying MuseMash, and might possibly be curious about some of the many shadowy external forces that have both inspired and seriously warped its ongoing offerings, here is a representative set of links to some of the guilty parties. I’m happy to recommend the following websites for anyone looking to explore adventurous realms of imagination, cultural history, and spirituality. 


Ain’t It Cool
http://www.aintitcool.com/
Alice in Wonderland
http://www.alice-in-wonderland.net/
Allison Crowe
https://vimeo.com/allisoncrowe
Amanda Palmer
http://amandapalmer.net/
Andrei Tarkovsky
http://people.ucalgary.ca/~tstronds/nostalghia.com/
Anything Should Happen Again
http://anythingshouldhappenagain.blogspot.ca/
Bartleby
http://www.bartleby.com/
Beware of the Blog
http://blog.wfmu.org/
Big O
http://www.bigozine2.com/
Beliefnet
http://www.beliefnet.com/
Bob Dylan
http://expectingrain.com/
Captain Beefheart
http://www.beefheart.com/
Carl Dreyer
http://english.carlthdreyer.dk/
Carnivale
http://carnivale.wikia.com/wiki/Carnivale_Wiki
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mythology_of_Carnivàle
Charles Williams
http://theoddestinkling.mymiddleearth.com/
Chris Hall
http://chrishallsculptures.co.uk/
The Christian Left
https://www.facebook.com/TheChristianLeft?ref=br_tf
Conelrad
http://www.conelrad.com/index.php
CS Lewis
https://www.cslewis.com/us
David Lynch
http://davidlynch.com/
Dead Sea Scrolls
http://dss.collections.imj.org.il/
Dune
http://dune.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page
EveryPoet
http://www.everypoet.com/Archive/
Evolution Control Committee
http://evolution-control.com/index.php
Eyewitness to History
http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/
Feminist Frequency
http://www.feministfrequency.com/
Gnosis Archive
http://www.gnosis.org/library.html
Greek Mythology
http://www.theoi.com/
Gustave Doré
http://www.danshort.com/doregallery/
Hollywood Jesus
http://hollywoodjesus.com/
Imago
http://imago-arts.org/
Infinite Foolishness
http://infinitefool.blogspot.ca/
Internet Archive
https://archive.org/
Jean-Luc Godard
http://cinemagodardcinema.wordpress.com/
JRR Tolkien
http://www.theonering.net/
https://www.facebook.com/TheHobbitMovie
http://lotr.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page
http://www.lordofthepeeps.com/lotp/fotp.html
http://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/unused-audio-commentary-by-howard-zinn-and-noam-chomsky-recorded-summer-2002-for-the-fellowship-of-the-ring-platinum-series-extended-edition-dvd-part-one
Kate Bush
http://www.katebush.com/
Kevin McLeod
http://incompetech.com/
Killick
http://killick.bandcamp.com/
Laurie Anderson
http://www.laurieanderson.com/home.shtml
Lenny Bruce
http://www.lennybruceofficial.com/
Leonard Cohen
http://drhguy.com/
http://1heckofaguy.com/
Library of Congress
http://www.loc.gov/
Live 365 Internet Radio
http://www.live365.com/index.live
Living With War
http://www.neilyoung.com/lwwtoday/index.html
Lord Buckley
http://www.lordbuckley.com/
Loreena McKennitt
http://www.quinlanroad.com/
Lost
http://lostpedia.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page
Mad Revisionist
http://www.revisionism.nl/The-Mad-Revisionist.htm
Marten Youssef
https://www.flickr.com/photos/martenyoussef/sets/
M-Base
http://www.m-base.com/
Mercury Theatre
http://www.mercurytheatre.info/
The Mill & the Cross
http://www.kinolorber.com/themillandthecross/
Monty Python
http://pythonline.com/
http://www.utterpants.co.uk/parody/lotr.html
Negativland
http://www.negativland.com/news/
Neil Gaiman
http://www.neilgaiman.com/
Orthodox Icons
http://www.econcept.dk/icon/dox.html
Patti Smith
http://www.pattismith.net/
Pee-Wee’s Playhouse
http://www.peewee.com/
Peter Watkins
http://pwatkins.mnsi.net/
Poets’ Graves
http://www.poetsgraves.co.uk/
Pottermore
https://www.pottermore.com/en-us/
The Prisoner
http://www.tauspace.co.uk/sixofone/
Project Gutenberg
http://www.gutenberg.org/
Relief
http://www.reliefjournal.com/
Religious Tolerance
http://www.religioustolerance.org/var_rel.htm
Sacred Texts
http://www.sacred-texts.com/cat/index.htm
Screen Junkies
https://www.youtube.com/user/screenjunkies
Ship of Fools
http://shipoffools.com/gadgets/index.html
Space & Motion
http://www.spaceandmotion.com/theology-morality-god-world-religions.htm
Sun Ra
http://fromnowherehere.blogspot.ca/
Terry Gilliam
http://terrygilliamweb.com/
The Tree of Life
http://www.twowaysthroughlife.com/
UbuWeb
http://www.ubu.com/film/
Web Gallery of Art
http://www.wga.hu/
Willard’s Wormholes
http://www.willardswormholes.com/
Yoko Ono
http://www.yoko-ono.com/bio.htm

OUTSIDE WORLDS


If you have been enjoying MuseMash, and might possibly be curious about some of the many shadowy external forces that have both inspired and seriously warped its ongoing offerings, here is a representative set of links to some of the guilty parties. I’m happy to recommend the following websites for anyone looking to explore adventurous realms of imagination, cultural history, and spirituality.


Ain’t It Cool
http://www.aintitcool.com/
Alice in Wonderland
http://www.alice-in-wonderland.net/
Allison Crowe
https://vimeo.com/allisoncrowe
Amanda Palmer
http://amandapalmer.net/
Andrei Tarkovsky
http://people.ucalgary.ca/~tstronds/nostalghia.com/
Anything Should Happen Again
http://anythingshouldhappenagain.blogspot.ca/
Bartleby
http://www.bartleby.com/
Beware of the Blog
http://blog.wfmu.org/
Big O
http://www.bigozine2.com/
Beliefnet
http://www.beliefnet.com/
Bob Dylan
http://expectingrain.com/
Captain Beefheart
http://www.beefheart.com/
Carl Dreyer
http://english.carlthdreyer.dk/
Carnivale
http://carnivale.wikia.com/wiki/Carnivale_Wiki
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mythology_of_Carnivàle
Charles Williams
http://theoddestinkling.mymiddleearth.com/
Chris Hall
http://chrishallsculptures.co.uk/
The Christian Left
https://www.facebook.com/TheChristianLeft?ref=br_tf
Conelrad
http://www.conelrad.com/index.php
CS Lewis
https://www.cslewis.com/us
David Lynch
http://davidlynch.com/
Dead Sea Scrolls
http://dss.collections.imj.org.il/
Dune
http://dune.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page
EveryPoet
http://www.everypoet.com/Archive/
Evolution Control Committee
http://evolution-control.com/index.php
Eyewitness to History
http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/
Feminist Frequency
http://www.feministfrequency.com/
Gnosis Archive
http://www.gnosis.org/library.html
Greek Mythology
http://www.theoi.com/
Gustave Doré
http://www.danshort.com/doregallery/
Hollywood Jesus
http://hollywoodjesus.com/
Imago
http://imago-arts.org/
Infinite Foolishness
http://infinitefool.blogspot.ca/
Internet Archive
https://archive.org/
Jean-Luc Godard
http://cinemagodardcinema.wordpress.com/
JRR Tolkien
http://www.theonering.net/
https://www.facebook.com/TheHobbitMovie
http://lotr.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page
http://www.lordofthepeeps.com/lotp/fotp.html
http://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/unused-audio-commentary-by-howard-zinn-and-noam-chomsky-recorded-summer-2002-for-the-fellowship-of-the-ring-platinum-series-extended-edition-dvd-part-one
Kate Bush
http://www.katebush.com/
Kevin McLeod
http://incompetech.com/
Killick
http://killick.bandcamp.com/
Laurie Anderson
http://www.laurieanderson.com/home.shtml
Lenny Bruce
http://www.lennybruceofficial.com/
Leonard Cohen
http://drhguy.com/
http://1heckofaguy.com/
Library of Congress
http://www.loc.gov/
Live 365 Internet Radio
http://www.live365.com/index.live
Living With War
http://www.neilyoung.com/lwwtoday/index.html
Lord Buckley
http://www.lordbuckley.com/
Loreena McKennitt
http://www.quinlanroad.com/
Lost
http://lostpedia.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page
Mad Revisionist
http://www.revisionism.nl/The-Mad-Revisionist.htm
Marten Youssef
https://www.flickr.com/photos/martenyoussef/sets/
M-Base
http://www.m-base.com/
Mercury Theatre
http://www.mercurytheatre.info/
The Mill & the Cross
http://www.kinolorber.com/themillandthecross/
Monty Python
http://pythonline.com/
http://www.utterpants.co.uk/parody/lotr.html
Negativland
http://www.negativland.com/news/
Neil Gaiman
http://www.neilgaiman.com/
Orthodox Icons
http://www.econcept.dk/icon/dox.html
Patti Smith
http://www.pattismith.net/
Pee-Wee’s Playhouse
http://www.peewee.com/
Peter Watkins
http://pwatkins.mnsi.net/
Poets’ Graves
http://www.poetsgraves.co.uk/
Pottermore
https://www.pottermore.com/en-us/
The Prisoner
http://www.tauspace.co.uk/sixofone/
Project Gutenberg
http://www.gutenberg.org/
Relief
http://www.reliefjournal.com/
Religious Tolerance
http://www.religioustolerance.org/var_rel.htm
Sacred Texts
http://www.sacred-texts.com/cat/index.htm
Screen Junkies
https://www.youtube.com/user/screenjunkies
Ship of Fools
http://shipoffools.com/gadgets/index.html
Space & Motion
http://www.spaceandmotion.com/theology-morality-god-world-religions.htm
Sun Ra
http://fromnowherehere.blogspot.ca/
Terry Gilliam
http://terrygilliamweb.com/
The Tree of Life
http://www.twowaysthroughlife.com/
UbuWeb
http://www.ubu.com/film/
Web Gallery of Art
http://www.wga.hu/
Willard’s Wormholes
http://www.willardswormholes.com/
Yoko Ono
http://www.yoko-ono.com/bio.htm

The future 40th US President in a publicity photo for General Electric Theater.   


THE DARK SIDE OF THE WIZARD OF OZ


Ten years ago, the citizens of the United States collectively underwent a kind of emotional hemorrhage – a stunning orgy of patriotic adulation for The Greatest President In American History. The state funeral of Ronald Reagan lasted an entire week, and was a spectacle worthy of Cecil B. DeMille – quite fitting for the only US president who was also a Hollywood icon. 


Too bad it was all based on an insidiously comforting mirage. Much like the Wizard of Oz, the Great Communicator had a very impressive façade generated by media technology. But behind the curtain was a befuddled, inept and not particularly bright little man whose genial persona effectively disguised the fact that most of his policies spelled disaster for the US and the rest of the world. 


As many Americans pause today to remember Reagan with fondness, it simply must be said that this misguided man was probably the all-time worst president the US ever had – and even more dangerous than W Bush (if that’s possible). As a Canadian, I remember living through the Reagan era with a combination of ongoing dread and incredulous laughter. The reality that I saw was infinitely less rosy than the picture painted these days by Teapublicans. 


The Religious Right still extols him for his so-called ‘pro-life’ stance. But Reagan’s decisions directly endangered the lives of all children – unborn or otherwise – and imperiled the entire planet. Considering Ronnie’s mishandling of the Cold War, one can only conclude that he was one of the most egregious and foolhardy manipulators of fear ever inflicted on the world – fear perpetuated by Raygun’s huge, unprecedented, utterly reckless arms race; his continual irresponsible baiting of the Soviet Union; and his downright loony Star Wars ‘missile defense’ program. 


The policies of Bonzo and his advisors created the most dangerous phase of a nuclear escalation that could easily have spiraled out of control and resulted in an accidental catastrophe. He was also falsely given credit for the fall of the Soviet system, which was already crumbling internally without his help. To be perfectly blunt, Reagan was essentially just a hotshot sales rep for the arms industry. And the burgeoning costs of the armaments he promoted created a huge deficit that America has been struggling with ever since.


As for the US economy, I don’t think any contemporary economist with an ounce of credibility would now argue in favor of Reagan’s idiotic “trickle-down” theory. All it accomplished was to consolidate and entrench the rule of the 1 percent over the 99 percent. Clearly, Americans have this man and his cronies to thank for much of their current economic woes. Then, of course, there was the Iran-Contra arms-for-hostages debacle. If Reagan didn’t know what was going on behind the scenes, then that only proves he was too incompetent to be president. If he did know, he should have been jailed for treason. Either way, he should have been impeached.  


Allow me to emphasize that I certainly took no pleasure in Reagan’s prolonged death from Alzheimer’s Disease. In fact, despite my aversion to his leadership, I was surprised to find myself feeling some compassion for him and his family. I’m sure the man had his good qualities, such as sincere faith in Christ; and I’m sure his wife and kids loved him. And yes, we all know Ronnie had a charismatic public speaking manner. Heck, even I found him a tad endearing at times. 


But his skillful on-camera bedside manner only goes to prove that this Tinseltown veteran was a much better actor than many people gave him credit for. I think he should have gotten a Life Achievement Oscar for his brilliant performance as The Dang Folksy Warm ‘n Fuzzy Fireside President. But whatever his personal virtues, the man’s leadership was an absolute embarrassment to America. The delusional nostalgia of today’s ultra-conservatives will not change this harsh truth, if history is remembered accurately. 


Speaking of which, the conservative Newsbusters blog has ironically provided us with an excellent memorial to the dark side of the Wizard of Oz. While the purpose of its latest post was to denounce the supposed unfair “trashing” of Reagan by “the liberal media,” they unintentionally compiled a powerful indictment of his regime in the form of many quotes from mainstream sources – which very credibly reinforce the less flattering view of Reagan. You’ll find the link below. And this is followed by a fairly balanced BBC documentary about the man’s iconic status, which also highlights the fatal flaws of his presidency.   


The Reagan Legacy
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/geoffrey-dickens/2014/06/03/what-they-said-then-how-liberal-media-savaged-reagan 
American Idol 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jz4BvgTKQIE

The future 40th US President in a publicity photo for General Electric Theater.


THE DARK SIDE OF THE WIZARD OF OZ


Ten years ago, the citizens of the United States collectively underwent a kind of emotional hemorrhage – a stunning orgy of patriotic adulation for The Greatest President In American History. The state funeral of Ronald Reagan lasted an entire week, and was a spectacle worthy of Cecil B. DeMille – quite fitting for the only US president who was also a Hollywood icon.


Too bad it was all based on an insidiously comforting mirage. Much like the Wizard of Oz, the Great Communicator had a very impressive façade generated by media technology. But behind the curtain was a befuddled, inept and not particularly bright little man whose genial persona effectively disguised the fact that most of his policies spelled disaster for the US and the rest of the world.


As many Americans pause today to remember Reagan with fondness, it simply must be said that this misguided man was probably the all-time worst president the US ever had – and even more dangerous than W Bush (if that’s possible). As a Canadian, I remember living through the Reagan era with a combination of ongoing dread and incredulous laughter. The reality that I saw was infinitely less rosy than the picture painted these days by Teapublicans.


The Religious Right still extols him for his so-called ‘pro-life’ stance. But Reagan’s decisions directly endangered the lives of all children – unborn or otherwise – and imperiled the entire planet. Considering Ronnie’s mishandling of the Cold War, one can only conclude that he was one of the most egregious and foolhardy manipulators of fear ever inflicted on the world – fear perpetuated by Raygun’s huge, unprecedented, utterly reckless arms race; his continual irresponsible baiting of the Soviet Union; and his downright loony Star Wars ‘missile defense’ program.


The policies of Bonzo and his advisors created the most dangerous phase of a nuclear escalation that could easily have spiraled out of control and resulted in an accidental catastrophe. He was also falsely given credit for the fall of the Soviet system, which was already crumbling internally without his help. To be perfectly blunt, Reagan was essentially just a hotshot sales rep for the arms industry. And the burgeoning costs of the armaments he promoted created a huge deficit that America has been struggling with ever since.


As for the US economy, I don’t think any contemporary economist with an ounce of credibility would now argue in favor of Reagan’s idiotic “trickle-down” theory. All it accomplished was to consolidate and entrench the rule of the 1 percent over the 99 percent. Clearly, Americans have this man and his cronies to thank for much of their current economic woes. Then, of course, there was the Iran-Contra arms-for-hostages debacle. If Reagan didn’t know what was going on behind the scenes, then that only proves he was too incompetent to be president. If he did know, he should have been jailed for treason. Either way, he should have been impeached.


Allow me to emphasize that I certainly took no pleasure in Reagan’s prolonged death from Alzheimer’s Disease. In fact, despite my aversion to his leadership, I was surprised to find myself feeling some compassion for him and his family. I’m sure the man had his good qualities, such as sincere faith in Christ; and I’m sure his wife and kids loved him. And yes, we all know Ronnie had a charismatic public speaking manner. Heck, even I found him a tad endearing at times.


But his skillful on-camera bedside manner only goes to prove that this Tinseltown veteran was a much better actor than many people gave him credit for. I think he should have gotten a Life Achievement Oscar for his brilliant performance as The Dang Folksy Warm ‘n Fuzzy Fireside President. But whatever his personal virtues, the man’s leadership was an absolute embarrassment to America. The delusional nostalgia of today’s ultra-conservatives will not change this harsh truth, if history is remembered accurately.


Speaking of which, the conservative Newsbusters blog has ironically provided us with an excellent memorial to the dark side of the Wizard of Oz. While the purpose of its latest post was to denounce the supposed unfair “trashing” of Reagan by “the liberal media,” they unintentionally compiled a powerful indictment of his regime in the form of many quotes from mainstream sources – which very credibly reinforce the less flattering view of Reagan. You’ll find the link below. And this is followed by a fairly balanced BBC documentary about the man’s iconic status, which also highlights the fatal flaws of his presidency.


The Reagan Legacy
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/geoffrey-dickens/2014/06/03/what-they-said-then-how-liberal-media-savaged-reagan
American Idol
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jz4BvgTKQIE

This photo gallery showcases images from Omen Tide, the flagship presentation in the Multi Facet Fables series. Click on the images to enjoy them in sequence; to return to this text, simply refresh the page. Below are links to several video highlights from Omen Tide, and related web pages. Annunciation Of The Storm by Lisa McLean; Borderland At Dawn by Blair Kent; used with permission.


OMEN TIDE: AN APOCALYPTIC PUZZLE


Suspense & Spirituality
Omen Tide is a challenging transmedia fantasy: a supernatural fable involving ritual killings, cryptic manuscripts, ancient vendettas, occult temples, haunted labyrinths, bizarre visions, and a rich tapestry of spirituality. The intricate multimedia presentation incorporates color-coded text with a wide range of film clips, photos, music, paintings, and computer animation. This fresh approach to storytelling blends a complex narrative with the intrigue of a puzzle game – incorporating mystery, suspense, history, mysticism, and apocalyptic mythology.


Website Upgrade
The Omen Tide website is now undergoing a transfer of all its pages to a new server. This will involve considerable redesigning, and a very extensive upgrade of some materials from the former website. The end result will be a more dynamic site, easier to navigate, with some exciting new features – including a more interactive gaming component, and a contest.


Members Section
The upgraded members-only section will showcase: an extended preview of a new video, the Black Scorpion Trilogy; a more dramatic finale for Chapter One; an improved Labyrinth Of Tangents game; new Battle Of The Oracles contest prizes; more than three dozen colorful new slideshows; an illustrated preview of the remaining eight chapters of Act One; improved bonus features for Charter Members; and exclusive access to eight videos previewing upcoming chapters.


Free Section
The expanded free section will feature: Subterranean PunkApocalypse by Aeon 999, and several other new film clips; a preview of Chronos Argo, an alternative history intertwining one Omen Tide subplot with storylines from HG Wells; a more exciting Omega section, previewing the story’s finale; new photo galleries and slideshows; five promotional posters; a revised Statement of Purpose; a more informative Q&A page; a Testimonial page; a streamlined Credits section; and a MuseMash highlights page.


Promo Campaign
After the upgrade, the Omen Tide promotional campaign will be launched on Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, Flickr and Tumblr. Until everything is ready to be unveiled, I invite you to bookmark this post, and enjoy the images, videos and web links at your leisure. As the web upgrade progresses, this page will spotlight any significant new developments – which I hope will whet your appetite for much more adventure and intrigue.


LINKS
Behold the Myth
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rD7Q3fY7H0I
Omen Tide Trailer #1 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iq9vjkbahK0
Subterranean PunkWar
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xqo-VWDPDdk
Omen Tide Trailer #2 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJ_iITB41mw
Phoenix Parable
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQHOm1ZmXfI
Omen Tide Trailer #3 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hu3PeGCkw18
Multi Facet Panorama
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2W_E78howA
Multi Facet Music
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9_iOYMPZtQ
Multi Facet Books
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWZB74bYqOg
Multi Facet Paintings
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiZg-iVCvUw
Multi Facet Film
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71dizSHdKVg
Black Scorpion
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0oCGHGZk4Q
Aeon 999 Galleries
http://www.flickr.com/photos/aeon999/
Aeon 999 on MuseMash
http://musemash.tumblr.com/post/40497101825/the-hobbit-an-alternative-journey-musemash
Aeon 999 on YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/user/mffables
Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Multi-Facet-Fables/259922680696447
https://www.facebook.com/Aeon999
Twitter
https://twitter.com/MFFables

MESSIAH’S JUBILEE – part one


“Behold the Man,” Pontius Pilate famously declared. This depiction by the great Caravaggio also appears to be inviting the viewer to consider Christ’s most challenging and important question: “Who do you say that I am?” Around this time of year, during Easter Week, some two billion people ponder their response to that question. Traditional answers range from Lamb of God, Morning Star, Son of Man, and King of Kings to Blessed Redeemer, Lion of Judah, Prince of Peace, and Savior of the World. 


These days, however, there are a multitude of other answers to that question – for every conceivable taste. While the main purpose of this four-part post is to honor the biblical view of the Lord of Lords on his Day of Days, it also incorporates many of the more unorthodox perspectives – including some exceedingly irreverent ones – in the interest of giving the skeptics among us a fair hearing. This section presents an overview of pop culture depictions of Jesus; a variety of other popular savior figures; a number of satirical presentations; Christ as metaphor; and fervent expressions of faith. 


Whatever one may think of him, Jesus of Nazareth is certainly history’s most beloved personage, and has clearly had more impact on humanity than any other single individual. One could indeed say he is the all time biggest celebrity – and for that reason, has been repeatedly depicted on film. For a preview of the latest big-screen incarnation, Son Of God, click on the image.      


God is Alive, Magic is Afoot
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhmeroR20lc
Pray Where You Are
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbsW5S_MUns


NOTHING SACRED
One of Us
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-Osy9jDSCE
God Went Bowling
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmHDxbP0m_o
Jesus: The Missing Years
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQ1LC7AotNE
Vatican Rag
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvhYqeGp_Do
Hellbound? 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGfY_LyYYUg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cE7C2hArzE
Religulous
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Gxc0XEoQpQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uqiv3tCghA
Jesus Camp
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiYFRmNuz9k
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LACyLTsH4ac
Religions Inc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQacnto7wAM
Gospel of Bondage
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GUiGz_6Y7g
Missionary Man
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6q2B1LzEsXc
Stand Up for Judas
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKR6xj-6RjA
God’s Song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpe8Z5pnLAs
My Human Gets Me Blues
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lNDlBUJqto
The Mashin of the Christ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EseXUufowr8
Bigger Than Jesus
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZPCjQSoEUg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhpyxoOeYGY
Life of Brian
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wR9rIc7jQw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ahg2GVWHGKY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmyuE0NpNgE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9czBBKof7Yo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MwJOnleriM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=af9EHtQMMc4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zjz16xjeBAA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Lc86JUAwwg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlBiLNN1NhQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tl8acXl3qVs
Mel’s Ten Commandments
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TAtRCJIqnk
That’s Showbiz
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTzXJMU1sLc
Waiter at the Last Supper
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VA1sx-vyWVk
The Greatest Action Story Ever Told
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFrufPxjwX0
Crucify Dis!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkZ4Ui8izKk
Djesus Uncrossed
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqISX2o0a4A


ALTERNATIVE SAVIORS
Last Temptation of Christ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJKxg4p-Alk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXuRaxTavBM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oxt4Qq76vB0
The Ruling Class
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oWWG9YmpuI
The Baby of Macon
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8UfggsVuvw
Stigmata
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GAiS_ca-N8
Metropolis
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqU-jWQrUk0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcReykfvqi4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cI1hRiFcbDQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0D4fHieW8o
Constantine
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwzK7_NlDg0
War Requiem
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQ9k95wko8I
Oz the Great and Powerful
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trh4VOgKnSE
The Neverending Story
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqqznGmAQAI
Avatar
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuffWHQxb80
Terminator
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eajuMYNYtuY
Clash of the Titans
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXttqg0RWU8
Green Lantern
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTdr7ClspyY 
Star Wars
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-DeI3ohVbY
The Matrix
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zE7PKRjrid4 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64gUDqcYZbU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgBViHeiSKM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdkdQtlF-RU
John Carter of Mars
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ywY6XLj258
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlvYKl1fjBI
Lost
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SPqImu_kz8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHpmMko0NGA
Dune
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5isXiyk_Sk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MK5eoV93oyg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZikHeS7J520
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVx6bXoCnC0
Harry Potter
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBRfVbP1cyo
The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhxMor9E3KM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcij7XOCyAc
Exorcism of Theoden
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Jc9WpF3t1s
The Immortal Undomiel Dies 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ilo2gMNtKLc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IYFYtid7Wo
The Healing King Elessar
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8KnwKxJSIY
Death & Resurrection of Mithrandir
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywZ5uo_3Y_A
Sacrifice of the Halfling
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKrmkHLYBug
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrNFjgCVeBo


WAITING FOR GOD
Oberammergau
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7uFUB2tl3A
The Nazz
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0x5x8lyON8
Palm Sunday
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nh5dGH3J5tA
Christ & Moses
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-J4O-6hANU
Homeless Jesus
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rAys_ON8rg
Pastor Ace Ventura 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCukpJCjPvI
God Gave Me Everything
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fncP-d4oECY
The Flesh Made Word	
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3p_gzuLaVM
God Is In the House 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uumvNg7xzE
Suzanne
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snMOmHzgssk
Sign on the Cross
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrylxJgebR4
Jesus Walks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpzRPa1I81o
The Host, the Ghost, the Most Holy-O
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5dBr8kLxfY
The Twist
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRufIBpJAkM
Crucifixion 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFi7_U1a9VA
Art Carney’s Dream
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ap3x0TOEuus
Badlands Passion Play
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKDzDE8WRdY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRHJj3ZRaMk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eV434ZQjTKc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeLbhwdnLCM
Gospel at Colonus
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VQXHqs-qVg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOU38qRJPok
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkwCUi2nroA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKF2pjpJLAA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xghEjWLy3DA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Uvcol7Ngv0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJqkr9quJks
Trafalgar Square Passion
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlQ4AasRmZs
The Window
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVeEmsAGHvw


WALKS OF FAITH
Kyrie Eleison
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpAdeuUcFZA
Down in the River to Pray
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1FQqSGxBso
Turn Your Radio On
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYoTp2rwX1w
Gotta Serve Somebody
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwkOdv443_o
Adam
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vGcCzJjpvw
Johnny’s Ten Commandments
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RhtEjzvsUI
Woody’s Jesus 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndyqezkr0dU 
Elvis In the Garden 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSU_nCYvOeU   
Jesus Tarot
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZX5PnnLTZI
Ninety-Nine and a Half
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5_K_07eyqk
On the Willows
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFmGFWqAr68
That Lonesome Valley
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rd9Wuu6GWqU
Property of Jesus
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUp__usC6xY
The Rock That Doesn’t Roll
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsanytA4pUw
Praise Song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8L6bT-HVcU
I Shall Not Walk Alone
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33z2N58HWXQ
Precious Lord, Take My Hand
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SV7znC9TWYs
Lord You’ve Been Good to Me
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baje6r60do4
Lord Show Me
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFVnCrM6ppw
Rock Me
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PO4MNE31edM
Live So God Can Use You
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meHpVEbj4Hs
The Rebel Jesus
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tr1d0ivyTTk
This Little Light of Mine
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDN-4Ryo0Cw
Lord Protect My Child
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HK97_EKBqA8
Down By the Riverside
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xzr_GBa8qk
Jerusalem 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gt-2Ijppbiw 
Ave Maria
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSYYaT8tXrw
Save the People 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARIEwZ6ZCbE 
People Get Ready
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZN4ngxMhoI
I Saw the Light 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVr0M7WCBu4
Amazing Grace
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zE4k76VjGdY
Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2cgcx-GJTQ
Can’t No Grave Hold My Body Down
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gy5iSl4phII
Libera Me
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Vm_uIKVHQo
Way of the Cross
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxSOvSL3u6g
Easter
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WH8KCo8IG5A
Hallelujah 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2u582bb8x50
When the Saints Go Marching In
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyLjbMBpGDA
Resurrection Symphony
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZzFruQCofM
A Love Supreme
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kOu61AtFVk


Part Two
http://musemash.tumblr.com/post/82626922806/messiahs-jubilee-part-two-yeshua-of-nazareth
Part Three
http://musemash.tumblr.com/post/82626344396/messiahs-jubilee-part-three-jesus-the-christ
Part Four
http://musemash.tumblr.com/post/82625540293/messiahs-jubilee-part-four-he-is-risen-this

MESSIAH’S JUBILEE – part one


“Behold the Man,” Pontius Pilate famously declared. This depiction by the great Caravaggio also appears to be inviting the viewer to consider Christ’s most challenging and important question: “Who do you say that I am?” Around this time of year, during Easter Week, some two billion people ponder their response to that question. Traditional answers range from Lamb of God, Morning Star, Son of Man, and King of Kings to Blessed Redeemer, Lion of Judah, Prince of Peace, and Savior of the World.


These days, however, there are a multitude of other answers to that question – for every conceivable taste. While the main purpose of this four-part post is to honor the biblical view of the Lord of Lords on his Day of Days, it also incorporates many of the more unorthodox perspectives – including some exceedingly irreverent ones – in the interest of giving the skeptics among us a fair hearing. This section presents an overview of pop culture depictions of Jesus; a variety of other popular savior figures; a number of satirical presentations; Christ as metaphor; and fervent expressions of faith.


Whatever one may think of him, Jesus of Nazareth is certainly history’s most beloved personage, and has clearly had more impact on humanity than any other single individual. One could indeed say he is the all time biggest celebrity – and for that reason, has been repeatedly depicted on film. For a preview of the latest big-screen incarnation, Son Of God, click on the image.


God is Alive, Magic is Afoot
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhmeroR20lc
Pray Where You Are
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbsW5S_MUns


NOTHING SACRED
One of Us
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-Osy9jDSCE
God Went Bowling
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmHDxbP0m_o
Jesus: The Missing Years
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQ1LC7AotNE
Vatican Rag
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvhYqeGp_Do
Hellbound?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGfY_LyYYUg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cE7C2hArzE
Religulous
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Gxc0XEoQpQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uqiv3tCghA
Jesus Camp
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiYFRmNuz9k
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LACyLTsH4ac
Religions Inc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQacnto7wAM
Gospel of Bondage
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GUiGz_6Y7g
Missionary Man
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6q2B1LzEsXc
Stand Up for Judas
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKR6xj-6RjA
God’s Song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpe8Z5pnLAs
My Human Gets Me Blues
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lNDlBUJqto
The Mashin of the Christ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EseXUufowr8
Bigger Than Jesus
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZPCjQSoEUg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhpyxoOeYGY
Life of Brian
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wR9rIc7jQw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ahg2GVWHGKY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmyuE0NpNgE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9czBBKof7Yo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MwJOnleriM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=af9EHtQMMc4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zjz16xjeBAA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Lc86JUAwwg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlBiLNN1NhQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tl8acXl3qVs
Mel’s Ten Commandments
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TAtRCJIqnk
That’s Showbiz
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTzXJMU1sLc
Waiter at the Last Supper
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VA1sx-vyWVk
The Greatest Action Story Ever Told
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFrufPxjwX0
Crucify Dis!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkZ4Ui8izKk
Djesus Uncrossed
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqISX2o0a4A


ALTERNATIVE SAVIORS
Last Temptation of Christ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJKxg4p-Alk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXuRaxTavBM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oxt4Qq76vB0
The Ruling Class
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oWWG9YmpuI
The Baby of Macon
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8UfggsVuvw
Stigmata
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GAiS_ca-N8
Metropolis
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqU-jWQrUk0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcReykfvqi4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cI1hRiFcbDQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0D4fHieW8o
Constantine
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwzK7_NlDg0
War Requiem
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQ9k95wko8I
Oz the Great and Powerful
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trh4VOgKnSE
The Neverending Story
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqqznGmAQAI
Avatar
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuffWHQxb80
Terminator
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eajuMYNYtuY
Clash of the Titans
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXttqg0RWU8
Green Lantern
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTdr7ClspyY
Star Wars
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-DeI3ohVbY
The Matrix
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zE7PKRjrid4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64gUDqcYZbU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgBViHeiSKM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdkdQtlF-RU
John Carter of Mars
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ywY6XLj258
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlvYKl1fjBI
Lost
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SPqImu_kz8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHpmMko0NGA
Dune
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5isXiyk_Sk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MK5eoV93oyg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZikHeS7J520
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVx6bXoCnC0
Harry Potter
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBRfVbP1cyo
The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhxMor9E3KM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcij7XOCyAc
Exorcism of Theoden
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Jc9WpF3t1s
The Immortal Undomiel Dies
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ilo2gMNtKLc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IYFYtid7Wo
The Healing King Elessar
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8KnwKxJSIY
Death & Resurrection of Mithrandir
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywZ5uo_3Y_A
Sacrifice of the Halfling
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKrmkHLYBug
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrNFjgCVeBo


WAITING FOR GOD
Oberammergau
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7uFUB2tl3A
The Nazz
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0x5x8lyON8
Palm Sunday
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nh5dGH3J5tA
Christ & Moses
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-J4O-6hANU
Homeless Jesus
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rAys_ON8rg
Pastor Ace Ventura
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCukpJCjPvI
God Gave Me Everything
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fncP-d4oECY
The Flesh Made Word
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3p_gzuLaVM
God Is In the House
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uumvNg7xzE
Suzanne
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snMOmHzgssk
Sign on the Cross
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrylxJgebR4
Jesus Walks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpzRPa1I81o
The Host, the Ghost, the Most Holy-O
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5dBr8kLxfY
The Twist
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRufIBpJAkM
Crucifixion
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFi7_U1a9VA
Art Carney’s Dream
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ap3x0TOEuus
Badlands Passion Play
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKDzDE8WRdY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRHJj3ZRaMk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eV434ZQjTKc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeLbhwdnLCM
Gospel at Colonus
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VQXHqs-qVg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOU38qRJPok
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkwCUi2nroA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKF2pjpJLAA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xghEjWLy3DA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Uvcol7Ngv0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJqkr9quJks
Trafalgar Square Passion
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlQ4AasRmZs
The Window
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVeEmsAGHvw


WALKS OF FAITH
Kyrie Eleison
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpAdeuUcFZA
Down in the River to Pray
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1FQqSGxBso
Turn Your Radio On
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYoTp2rwX1w
Gotta Serve Somebody
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwkOdv443_o
Adam
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vGcCzJjpvw
Johnny’s Ten Commandments
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RhtEjzvsUI
Woody’s Jesus
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndyqezkr0dU
Elvis In the Garden
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSU_nCYvOeU
Jesus Tarot
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZX5PnnLTZI
Ninety-Nine and a Half
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5_K_07eyqk
On the Willows
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFmGFWqAr68
That Lonesome Valley
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rd9Wuu6GWqU
Property of Jesus
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUp__usC6xY
The Rock That Doesn’t Roll
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsanytA4pUw
Praise Song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8L6bT-HVcU
I Shall Not Walk Alone
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33z2N58HWXQ
Precious Lord, Take My Hand
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SV7znC9TWYs
Lord You’ve Been Good to Me
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baje6r60do4
Lord Show Me
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFVnCrM6ppw
Rock Me
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PO4MNE31edM
Live So God Can Use You
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meHpVEbj4Hs
The Rebel Jesus
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tr1d0ivyTTk
This Little Light of Mine
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDN-4Ryo0Cw
Lord Protect My Child
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HK97_EKBqA8
Down By the Riverside
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xzr_GBa8qk
Jerusalem
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gt-2Ijppbiw
Ave Maria
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSYYaT8tXrw
Save the People
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARIEwZ6ZCbE
People Get Ready
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZN4ngxMhoI
I Saw the Light
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVr0M7WCBu4
Amazing Grace
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zE4k76VjGdY
Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2cgcx-GJTQ
Can’t No Grave Hold My Body Down
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gy5iSl4phII
Libera Me
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Vm_uIKVHQo
Way of the Cross
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxSOvSL3u6g
Easter
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WH8KCo8IG5A
Hallelujah
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2u582bb8x50
When the Saints Go Marching In
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyLjbMBpGDA
Resurrection Symphony
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZzFruQCofM
A Love Supreme
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kOu61AtFVk


Part Two
http://musemash.tumblr.com/post/82626922806/messiahs-jubilee-part-two-yeshua-of-nazareth
Part Three
http://musemash.tumblr.com/post/82626344396/messiahs-jubilee-part-three-jesus-the-christ
Part Four
http://musemash.tumblr.com/post/82625540293/messiahs-jubilee-part-four-he-is-risen-this